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Authentic Skin Remedies has a really interesting, inspiring story behind it. Amy Rueda, the founder of this brand, is a cancer survivor. At age thirty five, she was diagnosed with a rare form of neuroendocrine system cancer of the appendix. Can you say wake up call? Wow.

Check this out:

“When she learned from a friend in the beauty business that up to 70% of what goes on your skin (your largest organ) is absorbed directly into the bloodstream, she was shocked to find many high-end skin care products contained toxic chemicals. Many of these chemicals now have a proven direct link to cancers, infertility, hormone disruption, endocrine disturbers, autoimmune issues, and birth defects.”

And that is why I dumped my toxic beauty arsenal in favor of green beauty.

Amy decided to create a natural skincare line that was clean, non toxic, plant based and I know for a fact that Amy is dedicated to her products having high integrity.

I am really excited to have had the chance to sample some products and here they are:

Cleanse is a sulfate free cleansing gel. I love the texture of the gel, its different than the creamy cleansers I usually gravitate towards. Made with ingredients like aloe, lavender, flower water, it does a nice job of cleaning the skin without stripping moisture.

Balance is a seawater facial spray, ideal to use after you’ve cleansed the skin. You can use this as a skin toner, deodorant, hair refresher. It is made with purified sea water and a blend of essential oils. I am just now getting into using sprays like this before applying a serum or oil.

The Cooling Mask will refresh the skin and calm it with a blend of Aloe Juice, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus and Rosemary Essential Oils. This is ideal after a long day, its very revitalizing and soothing.

Refine Fruit Enzyme Exfoliation can be used anywhere- face, hands, chest, body which makes it so versatile. Blended with  papaya and pumpkin, this softens skin. Papaya and pumpkin are both  known for their amazing enzymes, Im anxious to see if this can help with some dark spots on my face!

My favorite product that I tried is the Enrich Nourishing Lipid Serum. I really liked the slippery smooth texture of this product, how it melted into my skin and how hydrated my skin appeared after dabbing this on my face. I put a little bit on the fine lines around the eyes too and the creases and wrinkles looked softer. I have a tiny sample but would love a giant size of this one.

Authentic Skin Remedies also offers an Intense Hydration Mask, Renew Botanical Face Cream, Polish Sugar Exfoliating Scrub, Gloss Essential Bath and Body Oil.

You can find everything on the Authentic Skin Remedies website here.